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03-09-2008 12:50 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Dave_E

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Stanwood, WA

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What I thought it was all cracked up to be. Yea sure the Trex 450 looks really good inside the Hughes 500E body kit, flys great but... it's almost as bad as military planes I've worked on. For every couple 2 or 3 flight you get out of it, your taking the thing apart to get at the heli for maintenance and inspection.

I've had to many belt issues not to be keeping an eye on it. This body and it's plastic parts cannot take the landings I give my other Trex 450 with Gorilla Gear installed, know what I mean?

Hind sight what it always is, I probably would not have spent the money and bought a plane instead.

Dave

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03-09-2008 04:14 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Darthdrk

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Munford, Tn

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Hmmm, My everyday fliers are all scale helis. Im flying basically flying mini helis. Any scale heli you shuldnt be setting it down hard. I land mine nice and softly. I destroy most of my bodies by having them sitting around not in use. They get thrown in a box, bumped and banged around. I dont have to many issues with my helis to where I have to be taking them out of the fuselages. I usually every now and then do a quick visual and make sure things arent loose but it isnt much of a hassle to me. I use to work on military helicopters and I have to admit, I pulled more maintennance on them than I do my RC Helis and i fly my RC Helis way more than the helis I crewed in the military.

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03-09-2008 04:59 PM  10 years agoPost 3
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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I have had a fuse on my 450 for 3 years now with no issues other than having to pull the nose off to get to the packs for replacing and charging... I pull the entire heli apart in the winter for cleaning and inspection and replace the belt and anything else it might need. I can get 50+ flights without any maintenence issues this way... I don't see the problems your having if it's setup right before the body goes on....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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03-09-2008 07:34 PM  10 years agoPost 4
RChristopher

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Bellaire, Tx

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I agree, if the mechanics are set up correctly, and flown with reasonable care there shouldn't be a need for frequent disassembly.

Bob C.

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03-10-2008 08:58 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Copter Doctor

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Enterprise/ft.rucker ,al- home of army aviation

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this is one of my favorite ones to fly and it flies everytime i go out. it has over a thousand flights on it now and though it is about 500 hours overdue for its next 100hr inspection, it has been very reliable. i have been needing to do a teardown forever but hate to have it down even for a day. with the bhm fly-in coming up this weekend, it will be down for that checkup before going to that. anyway, typically, most of my machines spend a long part of their life as a pod n boom machine before entering a fuse. when it does get in a fuse, i am totally confident in the engine's performance and the soundness of the machine itself, leaving only the differences fuselage's installation causes, to work out.
the result, reliability.
this of course aplies to electrics or whatever power is being run.

drive a rotary, fly a rotorcraft

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